|Computer and Healthcare|
A look at how the health care industry is using computer technology. Products demonstrated include The Doctor's Book of Home Remedies, Multimedia Workout, DynaPulse 200M, The Family Doctor, Stanford University's Pain Clinic, and I-3 Design's Stretchercise. Originally broadcast in 1995.
Keywords: health; medicine; exercise
|Computers & Medical Technology|
A look at how computer technology is changing medical research and medical practice. Demonstrations include IBM's virtual heart, a software heart simulator used to test heart drugs; HP Labs work in nanotechnology which could lead to tiny objects which go through the blood stream looking for cancer cells; the Sensatex Smart Shirt which can monitor body functions; research at the Oregon Regional Primate Research Center on manipulating DNA to cure health problems; and a high school program which te...
Keywords: nanotechnology; DNA; health care
|Computers and Fitness|
As computers moved beyond doing just calculations and word processing, lots of small software companies found new kinds of applications for the growing universe of personal computers. One application was health and fitness. This program looks at several software titles and peripherals that let you use a computer to stay fit. Demonstrations include STEP II's Physical Fitness Evaluation, Psychological Psoftware's Never Fat Again, the Biofeedback Institute's Calmpute, and the Food Processor II from...
Keywords: fitness; health; diet
|Doc in a Box|
New software and online resources can turn your computer into a health information center. This program looks at several examples including the Home Medical Advisor from the Learning Company, Active Trainer from LaserMedia, Lighten Up from Medilife, and Ask Dr. Weil from Time New Media. Also includes the Polar Heart Rate Monitor and 3D imaging software for surgeons. Featured is a visit to the NASA Ames Biocomputation Center and the Stanford Medical Center...
Keywords: doctor; medical; health